Lists of STS and Related Journals
- List of STS Journals - 4S
- Revues.org - French speaking journals in the social sciences, mostly on-line
- CAIRN - Another large portal of French speaking journals in the social sciences, mostly on-line
While continuing to publish outstanding data-driven anthropology and articles that advance anthropological theory, AQ also asks intellectuals to contribute to on-going public debates relevant to contemporary experiences. We believe that it is important for anthropologists to focus on public debates, not only because we live and work in societies that face the challenges of such varied problems as war, racism, poverty, nationalism, globalization, human rights, and the social, legal, and ethical implications of new genetic technologies, but because we need to add our voices to discourses dominated by journalists and a very small number of public intellectuals.
New conditions in the world require new tools. Global changes in the flow of money, ideas, and people have necessitated new vocabularies, with terms like transnationalism and globalization appearing in anthropological analyses of even the smallest and most well-bounded communities in the world. New conditions also require new opportunities for publication. So while we will continue to publish first-rate peer-reviewed articles, AQ will also publish one additional peer-reviewed section of essays on theoretically informed development anthropology, "Development in Theory," and two additional non-peer-reviewed sections of public intellectual thought and commentary, "Social Thought and Commentary" and "Media." These are the arenas for public intellectual writing. Finally, our book review section will include some reviews of books just released, as opposed to the tradition in which reviews appear sometimes years after they are published.
Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
Convergence is one of the longest-standing journals in new media studies (published since 1994). The journal publishes new research which reflects on new media technologies, the Internet, mobile technologies, and any place in which the ongoing impacts of technological convergence can be seen.
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal
"The journal EASTS provides an international platform for science, technology and society (STS) scholars around the world, bringing Western and East-Asian STS communities together to share ideas, knowledge and research results." (quoting from its web site)
Engineering Studies is the journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies (INES).
History and Technology
"This journal stimulates research in the history of technology from antiquity to the present. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of technology as embedded in society, exploring its links between science, on the one hand, and the cultural, economic, political and institutional contexts on the other. Within that framework, and while not favouring any particular school or methodological approach, it welcomes papers which think about the relations between technology and society in new ways (e.g. the social construction of technologies, large technical systems, technology and business history). The composition of its editorial board reflects, to some extent, these concerns. Special procedures have been put in place to facilitate the publication of work by young researchers, and scholars who would not normally publish in an English language journal. The book reviews section will pay particular attention to material not published in English."
Information, Communication, and Society
Drawing together the most current work upon the social, economic and cultural impact of the emerging properties of the new information and communications technologies, this journal positions itself at the centre of contemporary debates about the information age. Information, Communication & Society (iCS) transcends cultural and geographical boundaries as it explores a diverse range of issues relating to the development and application of information and communications technologies (ICTs).
The Information Society
The Information Society (TIS) is a multidisciplinary refereed journal that provides a forum for thoughtful commentary and discussion of information technology and social change and information policy. It serves as a key critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture. Some of the key information technologies include computers and telecommunications; the sites of social change include homelife, workplaces, schools, communities and diverse organizations, as well as new social forms in cyberspace. The journal appeals to scientists, scholars and policymakers in government, education, and industry.
International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID)
The IJTLID is a new journal devoted to the socio-economics of technology in development. The first issue has been produced in september 2007. Processes of learning and innovative capability accumulation are key issues that help explain the success or failure of technological and economic progress of countries throughout history. IJTLID is a multi-disciplinary and international journal devoted to the study of the nature of technological innovation processes, at the level of firms, industries/clusters, and countries, the various influences on such processes as well as their implications for industrial growth, techno-economic and social development in the context of contemporary late-industrialising countries. Innovation is studied from a comprehensive perspective to encompass imitation, assimilation, experimentation, continuous improvement and research-based activities on the basis of their technical, organisational/managerial and institutional dimensions. This broad approach to the study of innovation will help uncover the dynamics and intricacies of the processes of accumulation and sustainability of innovative capabilities in developing countries. The themes will be explored within a broad spectrum of economic activities including sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture and a wide range of service activities, from health care systems to banking and their varied intersections.
International Review of Information Ethics
The IRIE - formerly IJIE, renamed due to a name similiarity with another information ethics journal - is the official journal of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE). It envisions an international as well as intercultural discussion focusing on the ethical impacts of information technology on human practices and thinking, social interaction, other areas of science and research and the society itself.
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines. Acceptable formats for submission include original research articles, meta-analyses of prior research, synthesizing literature surveys, and proposals for special issues.
Journal of New Media and Culture
NMEDIAC has adopted the mission of publishing peer-reviewed papers and audiovisual pieces that contextualize encoding/decoding environments and the discourses, ideologies, and human experiences/uses of new media apparatuses. NMEDIAC provides an intellectual canvas where the cultural spaces and experiences of new media are theorized and rigorously explored within both global and local contingencies of the present and past. In particular, we publish articles that attempt inter- and intra-disciplinary research of new media texts and technologies. Works that incorporate either or both humanities and social science approaches to scholarship are welcome.
Journal of Online Behavior
The Journal of Online Behavior (JOB) is concerned with the empirical study of human behavior in the online environment, and with the impact of evolving communication and information technology upon individuals, groups, organizations, and society. It is a peer-reviewed, behavioral science/social science journal, with editorial board members from several countries and disciplinary affiliations. The journal is published electronically on the World Wide Web, and in printed form. Each article published on the Web will be accompanied by an interactive discussion space, a pointer to which will accompany the article site. Significant comments from discussions may accompany the paper publication.
The aim of the journal is to publish the highest quality theoretical and research scholarship in the area of human behavior in computer-mediated interaction on topics such as the following:
- comparative media effects on communication processes and outcomes
- reciprocal interactions among media characteristics and users' constructions of self, system, and others
- social-cognitive dynamics and their effects presented by online interaction
- temporal and longitudinal analyses of media influences and adaptation
- the nature of virtual associations in various relationships and groups
- media usage and effects by and among ethnic and cultural groups, and other cross-cultural issues
- anthropological studies of systems in use electronic educational and therapeutic interventions, and
- economic and organizational behavior affected by new media in local and global networks.
The journal publishes two types of works. (1) Full-length "articles" feature theoretically oriented, empirically based research. Theoretical contributions, which may lead to empirically testable generalizations but without data, will also be considered. Reviews and syntheses of prior literature are also welcome provided they articulate original contributions and offer to promote significant theoretical and research applications. (2) "Research reports" consist of well-designed empirical investigations without the level of theoretical explication required for full-length articles.
Knowledge, Technology, and Policy
An international journal devoted to both the promises and problems of technology, KT&P combines, links, and applies the insights and findings of scholars and practitioners working in traditional disciplines with ideas from newer fields such a information technology and technology transfer.
Abstracted and Indexed in:
Sociological Abstracts, Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, International Political Science Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, International Bibliography of Book Reviews, Social Services Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, PAIS International, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, and Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA).
Learning Inquiry is a refereed scholarly journal, devoted to establishing the area of "learning" as a focus for transdisciplinary study. The journal is a forum centered on learning that remains open to varied objects of inquiry, including machine, human, plant and animal learning as well as the processes of learning in business, government, and the professions, both in formal and informal environments. This journal is of importance to those interested in learning, understanding its contexts, and anticipating its future. The journal will also present special issues that identify the central areas of learning inquiry to provide focus for future research. Learning Inquiry strikes a balance between presenting innovative research and documenting current knowledge to foster a scholarly dialogue on learning that is independent of domain and methodological restrictions.
New Media & Society
New Media & Society is an international journal that strives to stimulate examination of the social dynamics of media and information change. New Media & Society encourages critical discussion of the key issues arising from the scale and speed of new media developments, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and on both theoretical and empirical research.
The journal publishes contributions on topics such as:
- the social, cultural and political dimensions of new media;
- the global and local aspects of new media and social change;
- contemporary and historical perspectives on new media;
- the implications and impacts of, and determinants and obstacles to media change;
- the relation and tension between theory, policy and practice.
New Media & Society publishes material grounded in both the social sciences and the humanities, and includes contributions from communication, media and cultural studies, as well as from sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, and the information sciences.
A journal on Technological Management in Latin America. Published in Venezuela, fully on-line.
Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología, Sociedad e Innovación
Interesting new Spanish-language journal focusing on STS in Latin America.
Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances
A new french-speaking free on-line journal focusing on knowledge in all its dimensions. It is published by a society of anthropology of knowledge grouping researchers in many disciplines in the social sciences.
La Revue d’Anthropologie des Connaissances (lancée en février 2007) se propose d’explorer un champ de réflexion formé de nombreux travaux à la fois théoriques et pratiques qui visent à montrer comment les connaissances se forment et se diffusent.
La revue publiera des articles en provenance des sciences sociales qui s’attachent à l’étude des connaissances réalisées comme discours, comme pratiques, ou comme dispositifs techniques ; sur les conditions de leur production, de leur utilisation, de leur transmission et, plus largement, de leur mobilisation par les collectifs d’humains.
- Web site of the journal, on-line and free
- Web site of the society, events and abstracts
- Instructions aux auteurs
- Vol 1. No. 1: Cet obscur objet de connaissances (summary) (articles)
- Vol 1. No. 2: Le laboratoire comme espace de production de connaissances (summary) (articles)
Science Studies - an Interdisciplinary Journal for Science and Technology Studies
Science Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing articles on the study of science and technology studies. Published since 1988 Science Studies is designed as an open forum for all perceptive contributions to the study of science and technology, whether philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological, educational or politico-economic. It stands for no doctrine or formal discipline, except for theoretical analysis as a guide to better practice, and empirical observation as a stimulus to conceptual insight. The Science Studies website contains one of the largest online fully accessible archive of STS articles.
Chief editors: Sampsa Hyysalo and Tarja Knuuttila
Science, Technology, & Human Values
Science, Technology, & Human Values is an international, multidisciplinary journal containing recent research, analyses and commentaries on the development and dynamics of science and technology, including their involvement in politics, society, and culture. The journal provides the reader with work from scholars in a diverse range of disciplines across the Social Sciences. These disciplines range from Sociology, Philosophy and History over Political Sciences, Environmental Studies and Economics up to Anthropology and Literature. For thirty years Science, Technology, & Human Values has provided the forum for cutting-edge research and debate in this dynamic and important field. As scientific advances improve our lives, they also complicate how we live and react to the new technologies. More and more, human values come into conflict with scientific advancement as we deal with important issues such as nuclear power, environmental degradation and information technology. To fully cover the field and the vital issues that arise on an almost daily basis.
Editor: Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna, Austria)
Science and Engineering Ethics
"A multi-disciplinary quarterly journal, launched in 1995, exploring ethical issues confronting scientists and engineers.... Science and Engineering Ethics is dedicated to exploring ethical issues of direct concern to scientists and engineers covering professional education, research and practice as well as the effects of innovations on the wider society. An international editorial board has been appointed which represents a broad range of expertise. The journal publishes original research papers, reviews, comment pieces, letters, editorials, book reviews and conference reports. Papers containing original research are double-blind refereed.
"Controversies in science and instances of misconduct have received considerable media attention. In addition, the range of new capabilities and understandings that result from research in science and engineering, and the power of these developments, portrayed by the media as being orders of magnitude beyond that which we are familiar, have become a source of concern within the societies in which we live and work. The journal Science and Engineering Ethics has been initiated to provide a forum for the examination and discussion of ethical issues that arise in the practice of scientific research and engineering, and in the practical application of that work.
"In this new journal both science and engineering are defined broadly and include all aspects of human endeavor that seek to increase the range and quality of our knowledge and the application of this knowledge to the generation of goods and services that benefit us as individuals and as members of societies.
"Although the focus of this publication, its primary audience and contributors, are practitioners of science and engineering, contributions from a broad range of disciplines are included. The journal presents an opportunity for the discussion of ethical values and professional standards as well as exploring the expectations and concerns of professionals in science. In addition, Science and Engineering Ethics will provide material which will be useful for the education and training of scientists and engineers in the ethical issues that they will encounter in their workplaces.
"The journal will also provide a forum for the exchange of views on the many issues that are presented to society by innovations in science and engineering. These include new products that have arisen from genetic engineering, informatics, nucleonics, robotics and our abilities to manipulate the fertilization process. Other concerns emerge from our use of animals in research, our approach to healthcare, the persuasiveness of the media, the sustainability of a high quality environment and the way in which we build and use our towns and cities."
Science, Technology & Society
An International Journal devoted to the Developing World
Launched in 1996, ST&S is the first truly international journal devoted to the developing world and published from the region (main editor based in Delhi). It covers areas like history, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science, psychology, technological forecasting, science policy, R & D management, health & nutrition, agriculture, ecology & environment, and quantitative studies. Science, Technology and Society promotes interdisciplinary perspectives.
Editors: V.V. Krishna Jawaharal Nehru University, India R.Waast, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
"Science Communication unites international scholarly exploration of three broad but interrelated topics: Communication within research communities - Communication of scientific and technical information to the public - Science and Technology communications policy. Science is broadly defined within the context of Science Communication to include social science, engineering, medical knowledge, as well as the physical and natural sciences.
"The evolution of Science Communication has been fueled by increased scholarly attention to the diffusion aspect of expert knowledge. Science Communication sets new standards for scholarly and critical analysis of public communication by linking public policy to the parameters in which knowledge is created. Topics include:
- "Communication among experts and professionals... The journal explores such diverse and important subjects as how scientists and engineers use new communication technologies, and the unique problems in peer-review practices for research journals.
- "Communication history... In this rich and varied area of inquiry, you’ll find a broad range of articles, including the evolution of science broadcasting, content analyses of gender and racial stereotypes in science magazines, and evaluations of the effectiveness of government programs to enhance the public’s understanding of science.
- "Communication of scientific information to other professionals... Because the dissemination of scientific information is critical, Science Communication examines important and far ranging issues, such as the use of scientific knowledge in court, and how research findings are shaped to refine government regulation. Communication to audiences outside technical communities... In the pages of Science Communication, you’ll find articles that analyze the content of scientific information in commercial television, as well as scholarship that probes issues like the changing economics of science museums."
Social Studies of Science
Social Studies of Science is devoted mainly to the results of original research, whether empirical or theoretical, which bring fresh light to bear on the concepts, processes, development, mediations and consequences of modern science and technology, and on the analysis of their social nature.
Social Studies of Science covers a diverse range of topics, publishing important papers on new concepts, new methods and new research results. The journal is a vital, responsive and continuing resource for all academics in the field, and for a wide range of readers interested in the analysis of modern society.
Technology & Culture
T&C is the official journal of the Society for the History of Technology. It is a interdisciplinary journal devoted to exploring the historical intersections between society, culture, and technology.
TIC & Développement
An on-line journal on new information and communications technologies in the developing world. TIC&Développement contains peer-reviewed articles published in French, English, Arabic and Wolof.